Versteeg, Weiss rack up four-point games to lead the Panthers past the Lightning, 7-4

Kris Versteeg and Stephen Weiss both had two goals and two assists, defenseman Brian Campbell had four assists, and the Florida Panthers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-4 on Monday night in Tampa, Fla.

Versteeg put the Panthers up 5-3 with his second power-play goal of the game when he beat goalie Dwayne Roloson from the low right circle 25 seconds into the third period. Florida scored five goals in nine chances with the man advantage.

n David Jones scored 1:11 into overtime lift visiting Colorado over Toronto, 3-2. Jones buried the rebound of Kyle Quincey’s shot past goalie James Reimer.

n Kyle Wellwood scored 8 seconds into the game, and the reborn Winnipeg Jets earned their first win by beating the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins, 2-1.


BIG EAST: A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that Big East leaders voted to double the league’s exit fee to $10 million.

The Big East is hoping the move by the presidents will lead to adding six new teams to the conference, including Boise State as a football-only member.

The vote was first reported by CBSSports.com.

The conference’s plan to have 12 football members also includes adding Navy and Air Force just for football and Central Florida, SMU and Houston in all sports.


FIELD HOCKEY: Anna Wright had a hat trick to power Berwick Academy to a 6-3 win over Bancroft School at South Berwick.

Kenzie Levy added two goals and Alex Wood scored.


PREMIER LEAGUE: Some of the league’s foreign owners want to abolish the relegation and promotion system, a senior English soccer executive said.

With half the Premier League’s 20 clubs under foreign ownership, League Managers’ Association chief executive Richard Bevan said many owners would like to emulate the American system, where the major professional sports leagues have no relegation. If more teams are sold to overseas investors they could force a dramatic change to the rules. Forcing any change requires support from 14 of the league’s 20 clubs.


LUXEMBOURG OPEN: Seventh-seeded Maria Kirilenko advanced to the second round in Luxembourg when an injured Carla Suarez Navarro retired while trailing 7-6 (5), 3-6, 3-0.

STOCKHOLM OPEN: Veteran Tommy Haas of Germany advanced to the second round in Stockholm by beating Somdev Devvarman 7-6 (4), 6-4.


HOPKINS NOT DONE: Bernard Hopkins says he will not retire because of an injured shoulder and a controversial call that cost him his WBC light heavyweight championship.

Hopkins was scheduled to have an MRI later Monday on his injured left shoulder.

Hopkins lost the bout to Chad Dawson in bizarre fashion on Saturday night. Referee Pat Russell ruled there was no foul when Dawson dumped Hopkins to the canvas. The belt was awarded to Dawson via TKO and Hopkins dislocated the joint connecting his collarbone and shoulder blade. Hopkins, 46, says he’s going to fight again because, “I’m still the champion.”

—From staff and news services